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Submissions Open for Wild & Scenic Film Festival

May 15 - September 24

Submissions are open for next year’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Each year this festival showcases hardworking individuals working on conservation and preservation of nature. Other topics films cover are climate change, biodiversity, and food systems. To submit your film, visit wildandscenicfilmsfestival.org.

Rogue Gallery & Art Center

June 8 @ 10:00 am - July 20 @ 5:00 pm

Heat Wave: The Works of High Fiber Diet Artists “High Fiber Diet is a group of over thirty fiber artists from western Oregon and southwestern Washington dedicated to expressing their interpretation of the world and themselves through the use of fiber. This exhibit is focused on the concept of heat wave.”

Toolz for Tough Conversations in Medford

June 21 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Toolz for Tough Conversations  is a conflict de-escalation and civil discourse training program that prepares individuals, organizations, and communities for cross-sector discussions, deliberations, and decision-making.  Toolz for Tough Conversations works on the idea “that civility in our democracy, community, and workplaces is not about squelching assertiveness, protest, civil disobedience, or rigorous discussion of the issues.” Instead, the program teaches people how to use conflict de-escalation, diplomacy, and civil discourse to address challenges--whether they are at home, work, or in the community…

Till Death Do Us Tart Release Party

June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The eight installment in author Ellie Alexander's Bakeshop Mysteries, "Till Death to Us Tart" will be out June 28 with a party to celebrate at Bloomsbury Books in Ashland. With the release will be a culinary tour and Alexander present to sign her books.


July 1

Every Sunday starting this summer, families are welcome to visit Hanley Farm for a picnic, relaxation, and garden tours. New resident Garden Writer and SOHS Volunteer Rhonda Nowak will be there to display food and drink recipes. Past Sunday included “Love’s Labor’s Lost Mint-Infused Lemonade” and “Winter’s Tale Warden Pie.” A tour of the Hanley farm and house are also available from 1 pm to 3 pm for $3 for SOHS members and children and $5 for adults. Hanley Farm,…

Victim Culture

July 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Rob Schläpfer will facilitate the discussion around this shift in American culture. Those who attend will discuss and understand how this new idea damages or encourages individuals in our society. The discussion will include videos and other source material. This discussion is part of the Weekly Talk series.

Natural Farming Course with Larry Korn & Tracie Sage at Buckhorn Springs, Ashland, Oregon

July 1 @ 3:00 pm - July 6 @ 2:00 pm

In this 6-day course with permaculture and natural farming teachers Larry Korn & Tracie Sage we will explore the philosophy, spirit, and practical techniques of Masanobu Fukuoka, pioneer and world leader of the natural farming movement. It will be the first course of its kind to be offered in North America. Larry lived at Mr. Fukuoka’s farm for two years in the 1970s and translated his best-selling book, The One-Straw Revolution. He also traveled with Mr. Fukuoka on two 6-week…

Randy Oliver at Southern Oregon Beekeeper Association

July 2 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“Randy Oliver started keeping bees as a hobbyist around 1966, and then went on to get university degrees in biological sciences, specializing in entomology.” Having a Masters in Biological Science, he keeps bees in Northern California, where he takes care of over 500 colonies and produces honey. He will speak on his beekeeping process and experiences. Free for SOBA members. 

Ginny Matheson,Judy Benson LeNier, and Cheryl Magellan

July 3 - August 31

Featured Artist Ginny Matheson As the featured artist for the month of June at Art Du Jour Gallery, Ginny Matheson presents’’a body of work themed “Mixed Media Landscapes”. Ginny lives and works in Southern Oregon, but her earliest art training was in Michigan where she worked primarily in stone and wood carving. After moving to Indiana, Ginny began to focus on two-dimensional media and took more training in drawing, painting, and collage. By 2004 she had begun to exhibit her…

Vivian Engelsen at Artists Dreams

July 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Painter Vivian Engelsen will be featured at Artists Dreams in Ashland throughout July. Her opening reception is July 3, which will showcase her Buddhist and Hindu inspired artwork on canvas. Engelsen has allowed her spirituality to flow through her art, displaying beautiful and vibrant pieces. "Currently, Vivian's life is coming full circle in immersing herself into the world of art again."

Historic Jacksonville Haunted History Tours

July 6 @ 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Once on June 15, 2018,
and Once on July 6, 2018,
and Once on July 20, 2018,
and Once on August 3, 2018,
and Once on August 17, 2018,
and Once on September 7, 2018,
and Once on September 21, 2018

Beginning Friday, June 1, ghosts and spirits from Jacksonville’s pioneer past will again be the subjects of Historic Jacksonville’s Haunted History walking tours. They’ve proven so popular that Historic Jacksonville, Inc. is now offering tours on both the first and third Fridays of each month from June through September with special tours in October. Two completely different tours will be offered each evening—a Courthouse route at 7:00 and a Britt Hill route at 7:30 p.m.—with costumed guides sharing notable tales…

Creative Native Landscapes

July 9 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

OSU Land Steward Kim Chignell will present on site her 2014 Land Steward Management Plan. “Topics will include noxious weed management, cultivation of native meadow flowers, and restoration of native shrubs in a riparian habitat.” Chignell’s efforts to revitalize and cultivate the land without leaving her own footprint shows others the possibility of doing so.

Stress Busting Class

July 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Author of "101 Stress Busters" Victoria Leo is teaching a class every Tuesday about how to beat stress. “Summer is the perfect time to learn new, fun, effective tools for clear thinking, less pain, and more health. Leo will bring five new stress-busting techniques every class. These stress busters are both fun and effective - not the same old stuff you know and have tried!”

Windows in Time Presents “State of Jefferson 1920s Auto Tour”

July 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Once on July 18, 2018

Klamath County Museum manager Todd Kepple will present the lecture “State of Jefferson 1920s Auto Tour” on Wednesday, July 11 at the at the Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Boulevard and Wednesday, July 18 at the Medford Library, 205 South Central Avenue, from 12 noon – 1:00 p.m. at both locations. Kepple will narrate a presentation of panoramic photos taken in the 1920s by Medford photographer Burhl Harwood. The collection of photos includes scenes from numerous sites around the mythical state…

State of Jefferson 1920s Auto Tour

July 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This presentation is part of Southern Oregon History Series’ “Windows in Time.” Todd Kepple, Klamath County Museum manager, has prepared a series of photos by 1920s Medford photographer Burhl Harwood, illustrating the state of Jefferson. These photos were taken when automobiles were on a fierce rise throughout the country, changing the region and its industries.

Gold Hill Writer’s Critique Group

July 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Second Wednesdays monthly

The Gold Hill Library will host a new Writer’s Critique Group on the second Wednesday of each month beginning March 14 at the Gold Hill Library, 202 Dardanelles Street. The Writer’s Critique Group is open to eight writers of any genre with a work in progress. Participants must be willing to present their own writing for a gentle supportive critique, as well as provide the same to fellow writers. Group members commit to reading 5 pages per month of each group member’s work (up…

2nd Friday Poetry Sharing Night at the Grants Pass Museum of Art

July 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Once on July 13, 2018,
and Once on August 10, 2018,
and Once on September 14, 2018,
and Once on October 12, 2018,
and Once on November 9, 2018,
and Once on December 14, 2018,
and Once on January 11, 2019,
and Once on February 8, 2019

2nd Friday Poetry Night is a monthly event at the Grants Pass Museum of Art where you can listen to and read short poems. Each month has an optional theme. Come enjoy poetry and the camaraderie for the group. Free, donations are welcome. Facilitator: Cal Kenney https://www.facebook.com/GrantsPassMuseumOfArt/

Power, Privilege, and Racial Diversity in Oregon

July 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Willamette University professor Emily Drew will facilitate the meeting, offering her insights and experiences with the topic. “Drew is an associate professor of sociology at Willamette University, where she teaches courses on racism, race and ethnicity, urban sociology, mass media, and social change. She earned her doctorate from Loyola University Chicago and has published articles in Critical Studies in Media Communication, Television & New Media, and Tourism & Cultural Change.”

Succes Circle: When to Trust Your Gut and When to Seek Advice

July 17 @ 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm

This small-group meeting is to support fellow local businesswoman as well as to offer advice. From business concerns to needing to bounce ideas off others, this is the place to be. Registration is required. Meetings are in the Carpenter Meeting Room.

Behavioral Health Partners

July 19 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Older Adult Behavior Specialist Sean Connolly will facilitate conversation about resources on local organizations, local climate and associates, and explore state partners in behavioral health. 2979 E Barnett Rd, Medford. For more information, visit https://retirementconnection.com/networking/sonar.

Rogue Valley Farm Tour 2018

July 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Meet your local farmers! Join us for the Rogue Valley Farm Tour this July for the opportunity to visit multiple local farms and vineyards around the Rogue Valley, participate in a variety of activities from tastings to field tours, and learn about the abundance of our local food system.  

Windows in Time Lecture Series Presents “Newswatch ‘65”

August 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Once on August 8, 2018

Local historian Ben Truwe presents the 2017 Windows in Time Lecture “Newswatch ‘65” on Wednesday, August 1 at the Medford Library, 205 South Central Avenue, and Wednesday, August 8 at the Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Boulevard, from 12 noon – 1:00 p.m. at both locations. The presentation features local television news clips, all filmed in the Rogue Valley by KOBI during 1965. You'll see the Shady Cove jet-boat ferry across the Rogue River and progress on replacing the bridge swept…

Creativity Conference at Southern Oregon University in Ashland

August 3 @ 9:00 am - August 6 @ 12:00 pm

Join us August 3-6, 2018 for the Creativity Conference at SOU. Whether you're creative, study creativity, seek to leverage creative thinking or all of the above; this conference has something for everyone. Keynote speakers include Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Robert Sternberg as well as invited addresses by Michael Mumford, Mark Runco, Marjorie Taylor, and Vlad Glaveanu . In addition to this amazing list of speakers, the conference will also feature presentations on creativity research across a wide variety of academic fields.…

The 2018 Oregon Honey Festival, Ashland

August 18 @ 11:00 am

Celebrating:  Bees, Honey, Raw Honey and Mead!  at  the  Oregon Honey Festival  Saturday, August 18, 2018 11:00am - 5:00pm  At Ashland Elks Lodge, 255 E. Main 8:30AM Beekeeper Breakfast at 212 E. Main St. in Ashland, Oregon https://www.oregonhoneyfestival.com/ https://www.facebook.com/OregonHoneyFestival/

4th Annual Healthy Food Festival at Grants Pass High School

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Nutrition & Learning Educational Program & Festival Sponsors & Vendors Food Demos & Samples Activities for all ages Classes & Speakers NO FEE to attend! More information to come! https://www.facebook.com/healthyfoodfestival/

16th Annual Rogue Valley Business Resource Forum

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

SAVE THE DATE! There is no other event in the Rogue Valley that brings together representatives from all over Oregon to answer your small business questions. Get free consultations, attend seminars that cover up-to-date topics for all stages of business, and network with fellow entrepreneurs. Ticket information:  http://roguebizforum.com/ https://www.facebook.com/RogueBizForum/

Women In Beekeeping International Conference and Retreat 2019 in Ashland, Oregon

January 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - January 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm

The best beekeeping conference and retreat honoring Women in Beekeeping Education, Honey Production, Backyard/Hobbyist and Commercial/Industrial Beekeeping. Planned for January 12th (9 am - 5 pm) and 13th (9 am - 1 pm), 2019. Specifics TBA https://www.facebook.com/OregonHoneyFestival/ https://www.facebook.com/Women-In-Beekeeping-International-569609216711553/

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